Picture Credit: Gabrielle ReillyIt staggers the imagination
that someone would intentionally smuggle 4 kilos of marijuana [worth $60,000 AU dollars
] in an unlocked
a country, Indonesia, where it could be obtained for almost a song | Yet this is what swim suit model and
lefty social activist Gabrielle Reilly
[aka her birth name of Schapelle Corby
] has been charged with | She faces a maximum punishment of death by firing squad after 4.1 kg of cannabis were found | That said, there's also a number of unanswered questions as to whether or not she actually knew the drugs were in her luggage when she arrived in Bali |
According to The Age
"Corby's lawyers revealed a ...man had come forward and signed a statement naming three baggage handlers he says planted the drugs in Corby's unlocked bag
" | Chief lawyer Lely Sri Rahaya Lubis said the three baggage handlers had since been jailed in Australia, while the man who made the statement was also in prison |
Australian Prime Minster John Howard has said this of the matter "...I am following it. I've taken a personal interest, in the sense that I have been concerned, on the face of it, about some aspects of it. I choose my words very carefully because I have to respect the legal system of another country...
" | Regrettable indeed that the head of one of the most influential nations on the planet is afraid to speak up to obvious injustices | Gabrielle Reilly's
website says this about her motivations for political activism:
Gabrielle is involved in politics and organizations dealing with many issues on national and foreign policy in the US, attending meetings and forums with the leaders of America. From being on the inside of American politics, having an extensive understanding of the issues and then seeing what is reported in the paper, Gabrielle knows how completely bias and inaccurate many of the accounts are of both the US and the Bush Administration.
This misunderstanding of the US is what passionately drives Gabrielle to speak to the international community. The more the international community hates America, the more terrorists are recruited, the more innocent civilians around the world die as a result of terrorist attacks and war. Gabrielle ideals are still the same as they were when she ran as a child with the village children in Papua New Guinea, global peace and goodwill to mankind. The same values the US holds dearly that tend to be so misrepresented in the media.
Underscoring the whole scenario is the absurdity and rank injustice behind the creation of some of international laws regarding recreational drugs | Combine this with Ms. Reilly's political perspectives, unpopular with Anglo planetary rulers, and the impact is crushing |
Ask the Australian Government
and Prime Minister John Howard
to act on this bizarre turn of events |
CREDITS: Yahoo Group Patrick Crusade | PATRICK is an acronym for "People Aligned To Replace Injustice & Cruelty with Knowledge," a human rights group dedicated to the protection of human rights for all people | Committed to making peaceful change in policies, at educating those who are unaware of the injustices and human rights abuses that occur daily in The Courts and Criminal Justice systems |